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Australian Biodiversity and Marine Protected Areas


Kriwoken, LK, Australian Biodiversity and Marine Protected Areas, Ocean & Coastal Management, 33, (1-3) pp. 113-132. ISSN 0964-5691 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0964-5691(96)00047-6


Australian flora and fauna are both highly endemic and species-rich, yet they have been under enormous human pressure as ecosystems have been simplified and fragmented. In order to promote biodiversity Australia has ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and has released a Draft National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity. The purpose of this article is to explore how Australian biological diversity will be supported in a national systems of marine protected areas. Attention is given firstly to the international and Australian responses to biological diversity, particularly with respect to the use of in situ conservation. This is followed by an overview of the Australian marine, protected area systems. An assessment is made on how marine protected areas can further conserve and enhance the unique biodiversity of Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Environmental management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kriwoken, LK (Dr Lorne Kriwoken)
ID Code:10688
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2017-12-06

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